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Things To Understand For Beginners Getting Into Gaming

Things To Understand For Beginners Getting Into Gaming

For those who are new to the gaming world, it can be an intimidating and confusing place. With so many games to choose from and so many ways to play, where do you start? This blog post is aimed at giving beginners some tips on how to get into gaming. From choosing a game within all the options that the best online video game stores provide to learning the basics of how to play, we’ll cover everything you need to know. So, if you’re looking to take your first steps into the wonderful world of gaming, read on!

Try Additional Apps

If you are new to gaming, one thing that you could try alongside the games that you are playing would be additional apps. For example, if you are playing a game like League of Legends, some apps track your progress separately from the game itself and allow you to earn rewards for playing. There are even apps that will assess the enemy team and give you advice on which champions and items to pick.

More than this, you could also try using a VPN app such as Surfshark since these have a few benefits. One benefit, for example, would be the fact that you could improve your ping, which is essential for many online games. Another benefit is that some VPNs allow you to access geo-locked games.

Choosing a Platform

However, if you are just starting or thinking about getting into gaming, then you will need to decide which gaming platform you will be playing on. In today’s day and age, you are spoiled for choice, and there are many platforms to choose from. For example, there are consoles, like the Xbox and PlayStation. Then there are handheld devices like the Switch or even mobile phones. Or you could choose to use a desktop computer, or more professionally known a gaming PC. 

If you are new to gaming, one thing that you could try alongside the games that you are playing would be additional apps. For example, if you are playing a game like League of Legends, some apps track your progress separately from the game itself and allow you to earn rewards for playing.

However, there are benefits and consequences to the platforms that you choose. With a console, for example, you won’t be able to change the graphical quality, and most games are locked to a controller. Gaming PCs, on the other hand, allow you to have the best graphics, but they are generally expensive to build and will require constant upgrades down the road. 

Choosing a Game

Now that you have some idea of what platform to use, you will need to consider the types of games you will be playing. It’s worth noting that some games are only available on certain platforms, such as The Last of Us is only available on the PS4. With that aside, most games are available on all platforms, and more and more games are introducing the cross-platform play.

PVP games are games where you will be competing against other players and include games like Call of Duty, League of Legends, PUBG, and more. PVE games are games where you will be competing against AI enemies with other players, such as Destiny 2, Left 4 Dead, and more.

In terms of the available games, there are many genres to choose from, and many genres are sometimes combined. However, for the sake of keeping things simple, you can categorize games into the following genres:

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  • Real-time strategy: these games will generally have you control an empire and make strategic decisions, with the end goal of being the most powerful empire at the end of the period.
  • RPG (role-playing games): these games often involve adventure and magic and have an open-world setting where you will need to fight enemies to get stronger and get better gear, with an overarching storyline. 
  • Platformer: these games are also known as 2D side-scrollers since you will be moving from left to right. They usually have some sort of plot, but the focus is usually on the fast-paced gameplay.
  • MOBAs: these games, multiplayer online battle arenas, have you control a character of your choice and will require you to work with a team to defeat an enemy team on a relatively small map.
  • Shooters: these games vary in terms of whether or not there is a plot, but the basis of the game is using guns from either a first-person perspective or third-person perspective. 

PVP, PVE, or Single-Player

Finally, the last thing that you should keep in mind when getting into gaming is that games can generally be divided into three categories; PVP (player versus player), PVE (player versus environment), or single-player. 

PVP games are games where you will be competing against other players and include games like Call of Duty, League of Legends, PUBG, and more. PVE games are games where you will be competing against AI enemies with other players, such as Destiny 2, Left 4 Dead, and more. Single-player games, on the other hand, don’t usually have a lot of multiplayer aspects and focus primarily on you playing the game by yourself, and are usually games focused around an in-depth campaign.